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Poster: turnphilup Date: Feb 16, 2019 7:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Irvine 86

Interesting insights DD. How many more shows did you see after this, and why did you keep going back? Just curious. I want to compare to my own experience as someone whose first show was not till '88. I wonder if I would have kept going back after these myself? Thanks for the highlights as always. Peace

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 16, 2019 1:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Irvine 86

Perhaps a word should be said, that despite how lacking a show might be, and how critical I may sound, I always enjoyed the shows, always had a good time, though sometimes better than others . Even a flawed Grateful Dead concert was a GRATEFUL DEAD concert . Diamondhead mentions the hope factor . You generally knew that if one show was weak, the next was usually going to be better, and there was always the chance that it might be special, even in this relatively weak period
Things did seem to be looking up toward the end of the 80's, into early 90's . But even near the end they could pull out some incredible moments that just no one else did . Because they (mostly Garcia) could reach you in such a friendly and warm(sometimes profound) way, there was a bond with us that kept us coming back, and collecting shows, etc.
And writing glib reviews .

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Feb 16, 2019 10:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Irvine 86

I was at these shows too. I think the answer to your question is hope.

Oh and Irvine was a pain in the ass. Imo of course.

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Feb 16, 2019 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Irvine 86

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uYVPvtLan0

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Feb 17, 2019 8:58am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Irvine 86

Good example of what they could do on a good night in that late 80's period .

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Poster: Vermoontains Date: Feb 17, 2019 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Irvine 86

I have been listening watching the Dylan Dead shows from 87 and bumped into this. I really got a kick out of this hot show, So What he plays and a real good Fire too.